Thursday, January 31, 2013

etsy shop: 5ftinf

This shop includes 4 of my favorite things: flowers, maps, photography & journals.
Go visit:
and be delighted.

I would very much like to see this lamp sitting on my desk.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

apples & cheese

What follows might prove to be a "duh" post for many of you. But truth be told, I didn't eat this tasty pairing of foods until about a year ago. Enter - apples & cheese. Slice them up, eat them together and have yourself a real delicious snack. And a mostly healthy one too (I'm never sure if cheese can be considered healthy since my mom never let me eat it when I had a cold...dairy clogs you up, don't ya know!).
Happy snacking!
You can purchase this rad painting HERE.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

the tale of despereaux

One of my good friends gave me this book for my birthday since it's one of her favorites. It was clever and charming and entertaining. Would be a marvelous story to read aloud to any small folk in your life!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

bar cart

Who doesn't love a good bar cart? Well maybe a lot of folks. But this one sure caught my eye at Crate & Barrel. So retro fabulous.

P.S. I know I said I wasn't going to post on the weekends, but well. Here I am!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Craig and I celebrated 2 years of marriage yesterday. Just like the day we were married, Ohio graced us with freezing temperatures & a snowy landscape.
God has been so good to us. We've grown and changed and learned how to care for each other better. Marriage can be tough - but God is so full of grace and mercy towards us.
Here's to 100 more years.

Monday, January 21, 2013

a quote and a song

this song came up on my pandora station. her voice reminded me of Alison Krauss and I adore Alison's voice. enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

hey, get organized!

I have some ideas for more regular blogging. I really thrive under a schedule and planning.
I plan to post Monday-Friday (who remembers to blog on the weekends?)
The following 10 topics will be in the rotation:
1. a new recipe (this will challenge me to keep trying new recipes. so domestic.)
2. Favorite pins from the last couple weeks.
3. Interior design - this can be a color theme, images of one room type, a favorite designer, tips & tricks - you get the idea.
4. DIY project - one I've done OR more likely one I've found & want to try or have tried. There's a plethora of DIY's out there and rather than pretend I'm half as talented as many of the people putting them out, we'll just benefit from their genius.
5. FONTS. A new one every time. Fonts are (or you can actually find lots of awesome free fonts on Really you can.)
6. Etsy finds - a new shop/favorite items.
7. Book or movie review. I love to read and I love to watch movies. I'll gladly share my opinion on both. Lucky world!
8. A quote and a song! (can be had for a song and a dance.)
9. "about me" posts. let's get to know me, shall we?
10. Photo challenge - this one might show up more often in the mix. Maybe at least once weekly? Sometimes the daily challenges are downright exhausting.

There's the plan. Now you know as much as I do.
Sorry for making my list into a blog post. But that's the beauty of having a blog - you can do whatever you want. Maybe I won't build an audience - but it sure is fun to look back on old posts and remember what my life was like at that point. :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

light up

"She lights up like a firefly whenever you're around." | it's a wonderful life

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year!

After a really hectic (and wonderful) Christmas week we decided to stay in for New Years. It was a relaxed cozy night with the one I love and I'm so thankful he was willing to stay in with his 'often less social than him' wife. :) Here we go into 2013!